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2012 Alpha Omega - Malbec

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA

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SKU: 241316-2012
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    Drink Dates: 2016-2016
    Author: Aylward Justin
Alpha Omega is located in the legendary Rutherford AVA, in the heart of Napa Valley. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine.
Alpha Omega's winemakers source from historic vineyards to create wines that express the essence of Northern California, from valley floor, hillsides, mountains and coast. Using natural techniques, they handcraft finesse-driven, complex and balanced wines.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Malbec is a deeply colored variety with aromas of black cherry, plum, pomagranite, and blueberry. Originally from Cahors in Southwest France, the grape is now synonymous with wines from Argentina. The highest-quality wines are full-bodied and matured in new oak, lending subtle spicy flavors. The best examples come from producers such as Catena Zapata

 

Malbec’s strong aromas and full body pair well with filet mignon, lamb, buffalo burgers, blue cheese, mozzarella, and mushrooms.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 7 bottles owned
  • 5 collectors